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26 November 2014 0 Comments

A Word With Ed

My favourite track rider is, without a doubt, Ed Clancy. I’ve watched him cycle on the boards at the Manchester Velodrome many a time (I blogged about his world record Madison time trial with Ollie Wood here). I was also privileged to witness him, as part of the four man team pursuit squad, win World […]

5 January 2014 0 Comments

Viva La Revolucion! Viva Clancy!

Whether it’s watching the Tour of Britain, a nocturne* in Salford, a World Championship at the velodrome or one of the Revolution series of track meets, one name you are sure to see on the start sheet is Edward Clancy MBE. With 2 Olympic golds, a bronze, 5 World Championship titles and so many National […]

13 December 2010 0 Comments

The Great Marvulli (an update)

A few weeks ago I wrote a blog post about Franco Marvulli, the Swiss 6 day rider. Well, on Saturday he was back in action again at Round 3 of the Revolution series. He won 3 races (with the able assistance of his team mates), and this despite having a jaw swollen to the size […]

21 November 2010 1 Comment

The Great Marvulli

You’d be forgiven for thinking with a name like that I’d be blogging about a Victorian music hall act, whereas I’m actually writing about Franco Marvulli, a Swiss cycling legend. His name will be unfamiliar to most as he isn’t really a road rider (although he does ride a few criterium races) yet his palmar├Ęs […]

22 November 2008 0 Comments

Building Excitement

Early Saturday morning and I’ve just done the coffee and pastry thing (my favourite breakfast). I’m really excited this weekend as tomorrow afternoon I’ve got my first session at Manchester velodrome. I’ve been to a couple of the Revolution meets there, as well as the World Championships earlier this year and it looks like incredible […]